Gina Livermore

Gina Livermore

Senior Researcher
Areas of Expertise
  • Health insurance and employment policy issues for people with disabilities
  • Evaluation research and design
Topics
  • Disability
  • Health
  • Employment and Income Support
  • Statistics and Measurement
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Employment
About Gina

Gina Livermore is an expert in employment policy and health insurance for people with disabilities with expertise in evaluation research and design. Her work focuses on improving the economic well-being and self-sufficiency of transition-age youth and working-aged people with disabilities and has included research on the prevalence of long-term poverty and material hardship and access to health care for these groups.

Livermore, who joined Mathematica in 2007, is deputy director of Mathematica’s Center for Studying Disability Policy and co-director of the Mathematica center that is part of the Social Security Administration’s Disability Research Consortium. She also serves as deputy director of a national evaluation of a demonstration to address barriers to economic independence Supplemental Security Income youth and their families face. She has conducted extensive research on the quality of national disability data, including limitations and improvements in the national system. 

Livermore publishes widely and is the author of several chapters in Growth in Disability Benefits: Explanations and Policy Implications, The Decline in Employment of People with Disabilities: A Policy Puzzle, and Counting Working-Age People with Disabilities: What Current Data Tell Us and Options for Improvement. She publishes in journals such as the Journal of Disability Policy Studies, Health Affairs, Social Science Quarterly, Social Security Bulletin, and others. She is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance and was formerly assistant director of Cornell University’s Institute for Policy Research and a vice president at the Lewin Group. She has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.P.H. in epidemiology from Tulane University.

Key Projects
  • Disability Research Consortium

    Mathematica is one of two policy research centers that lead the SSA's Disability Research Consortium. The DRC fosters new research from a team of disability policy experts from Mathematica and three universities.

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    Evaluation of the Ticket to Work Program

    Mathematica conducted a 10-year evaluation of the Ticket to Work (TTW) program, a major initiative of the Social Security Administration to increase disability beneficiaries' employment and reduce their dependence on benefits.

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